- :Mari Masouridou
- @Beau Rivage
“The Nameless Dread” – a psychoanalytical term firstly introduced by Wilfred Bion – is an attempt to visually approach the dreadful feeling of emptiness and non-understandable anxiety, through a fictional and intellectual prism.
While everyone remembers their childhood fears, it is not easy to understand this nameless dread that follows us in adulthood. By seeing the human mind as a cave swarming with odd beings, symbols and strange objects, most of them unconscious and unilluminated, my photographs are used as a visual representation of the journey into the unknowable parts of consciousness and as projections of all the negative feelings I might have not been able to conceptualize as a child.
The Nameless Dread is the entry into the cave, an imaginary re-entry into the womb of the mother, a place where thoughts go when they are forgotten.
Mari Masouridou was born in Athens, in 1983. She currently lives and works in Athens, Greece.
2015 International Center of Photography, New York
2015 FOCUS School of Photography, Video and New Technologies, Athens
2007 National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, MA in Commercial Law
2005 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, BA, Faculty of Law
2018 “Talent Lab”, scholarship, Athens Photo Festival
2017 “Contemporary Photography”, scholarship, Focus School Of Photography & New Media
2016 “Self Publish, Be Happy”, Workshop with SPBH & Atopos cvc
2016 “Peripatetics”, Workshop with Depression Era Collective
2014 “Critical”, Workshop with Depression Era Collective
2019 ””Photo-graphé”, Benaki Museum, Athens Gr.
2018 “The Family Of No Man”, Cosmos-Arles Books, Arles Fr
2018 “Athens Photo Festival 2018”, Benaki Museum, Athens Gr.
2018 “We Dream Awake”, Romantso, Athens Gr.
2018 ”Critical Archives III: Identities”, Medphoto Festival, Contemporary Art Museum of Crete
2017 ”Hell: Inside/Out”, Melina Mercouri Foundation, Athens Gr.
2017 “Found & Lost”, (Float.)&Void, (Float.) Gallery, Athens Gr.
2017 “Spoken Walls”, Void Gallery, Athens, Gr.
2016 ”Young Greek Photographers 2016”, Athens Photo Festival ’16, Benaki Museum, Athens
2016 ”Temporarily Lost”, Athens Photo Festival ’16, Beton7 Gallery, Athens Gr.
2016 ‘”9+1 The Void Opening”, Void Gallery, Athens Gr.
2015 ”Adultescence”, 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, “Depression Era”
Collective, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki Gr.
2015 ”Double Prive”, Booze Cooperativa Gallery, Athens Gr.
2014 Selected Works, Booze Cooperativa Gallery, Athens Gr.
2018 “Tourner Dans Le Vide”, collaboration with Makis Faros, “Making Oddkin, for joy, for
trouble, for volcano love” Festival, Nysiros Gr.
2018 “Tourner Dans Le Vide”, collaboration with Makis Faros, I Sea Art Festival, AiStratis Gr.
2016 “Identity Family Border”, Medphoto Festival, Crete
2018 “I Sea Art Festival”, Tandem Europe, Ai Stratis Gr.
FEATURES / COLLABORATIONS
2017 “Archaeology of the Future / Archäologie der Zukunft”, Culturescapes Greece/Griechenland 2017, Basel, Switzerland
2016 Change, Issue#3, C41 Magazine, Italy
2016 Interspace zine, Collaboration with Void publishing, Void, Athens
2016 C41 Magazine, Phroom Magazine, Phases Magazine , Kiosk Der Demokratie
2016 Slaves to Atopos, Issue #15, Self Publish, Be Happy / Atopos cvc
2015 Vitalspace.org, Collaboration with This Fluid on their album S.M.S. (Save My Soul)
More at: https://www.marimasouridou.com/